[NTLK] Email To Newton Talk: Mac Fitering And Encryption

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Tue Jun 14 17:10:55 EDT 2011

MAC filtering can be bypassed if you know what you are doing.  It does
keep out causual but not the determinated hacker.

One thing you might want to check most WEP systems allow for a simple
"seed" key.  This is used to generate the full key which is very long.
Are you using a seed key or the full key?

I know I have had issues with getting a Newton online.  Sometimes the
setup becomes corrupted and it is best to just clear all settings and
start over.  Also if I remember right it could just be your email client
and that is all you need to clear the setttings for and start over
rather then NIE's keys.


On 6/15/2011 12:11 AM, Nic Malone wrote:
> Hi guys
> 1 know a few people here are having problems connecting their Newts to their home wireless network.. myself included. I've tried all the good ideas listed here over the last month to avail. I can connect easily with WEP turned off, so I think its the shared vs. open network key that is my nemesis. Unfortunately, my Be1kin router does not let you choose between the two types of key. So l assume the default (and only setting, in my case) is the problematic shared key. oh well.
> I've gotten around it by turning off the WEP before sending emails.
> I've also set up MAC address filtering or the router so that only the devices 1 know about can use my network.
> Does anyone know it MAC filtering alone is effective security? I know it stops neighbours stealing your bandwidth, and stops the CIA /M15 arresting you because of the 'Peoples' Front of Judea' terror cell next door is running their online Roman-hate campaign though your AOL acccunt, but does it also stop people eavesdropping or the information you are sending over the WiFi without encryption? Passwords, login details, personal emails etc?
> Sate surfing, dudes.

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